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At this summit, the White House is eager to demonstrate that the US can deliver for the globe.

Shortly after Mr. Biden’s Air Force One touched down in Delhi ahead of the weekend’s G20 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden had a private chat at Narendra Modi’s house in Delhi late on Friday night. Photos showing the two leaders conversing on “a wide range of issues (that) will further deepen bond between India and the US” were posted by the Prime Minister’s Office.

According to sources within the Indian government, PM Modi expressed his gratitude for President Biden’s vision and dedication to further advancing “the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, which is based on shared democratic values, strategic convergences, and strong people-to-people ties” during the meeting.

According to the report, the leaders praised the advancements made in carrying out the recommendations during PM Modi’s trip to the US in June 2023, especially those arising from the India-US Initiative for Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET).

“They welcomed the sustained momentum in bilateral cooperation, including in the areas of defence, trade, investment, education, health, research, innovation, culture, and people-to-people ties,” a representative said. In addition, President Biden emphasized the expanding space partnership between the two nations and congratulated Prime Minister Modi and the Indian people on the accomplishment of the Chandrayaan-3 mission.

The leaders concurred that the relationship between India and the US benefited not just the citizens of the two nations but also the entire world. According to the sources, the PM also thanked Mr. Biden for the US government’s ongoing assistance in ensuring India’s G20 Presidency’s success.

Earlier today, before he set off for India, Mr Biden posted on X (formerly Twitter) that “every time we (the G20) engage, we get better”. “I’m headed to the G20 – the premier forum for international economic cooperation… focused on making progress on Americans’ priorities, delivering for developing nations, and showing our commitment to the G20 as a forum that can deliver,” he said.

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